rain rain go away….

 

imagesCA9IRWMMIts been gray for days!  Even when the rain drops are not falling it is still too wet and muddy outside for the kids to play.  They have been cooped up in the house since Tuesday and its more than evident.  This morning while the older kids were in church the skies cleared enough that the nannies brought the younger ones outside to play, in their desperation willing to let them run around in the moist yard for half and hour even if it meant changing them all before lunch and two extra loads of laundry!   You’d have thought it was Christmas they were so excited to be running around, kicking the balls, riding bikes, and able to stretch their legs and use their outdoor voices where they should be used (PTL!).  However the bliss didn’t last long, within and hour it started to sprinkle, but we’ll take what we can get!

 

yes Mother’s Day here in Haiti was last Sunday.  These nannies in some cases are the only mother our kids have ever known and they/we wanted to appreciate them on their special day.  I overheard our nanny Magalie the Friday before talking to her co-worker, “Its my day on Sunday.”  Yvena responded, “Your birthday is Sunday?” “No, its Mother’s Day and I have many children.”   In yes (2)truth Magalie doesn’t have any children of her own, but she loves and cherishes each of “her” children here as though they were her very own. 

 

yes 3 The kids made cards, sang, gave kisses, and presented their special caregivers with cake and flowers.  The ladies were touched and felt blessed to be honored by their children from humble circumstances in such a heartfelt way.  We are so thankful for their years of dedicated passion day in and day out raising hundreds of children from often times difficult backgrounds and trying situations wityes 5h patience, prayer, love, and guidance.   As you think of these “Mothers” please lift them up in prayer for God’s unending strength and wisdom in their important role.   

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Gaeli wrote:
So very touching!

Sun, June 5, 2011 @ 7:26 PM

2. Sam wrote:
Glad everyone one had an awesome Mother's day!

Sun, June 5, 2011 @ 11:07 PM

3. God's Littlest Angels in Haiti » Blog Archive » Praying for the Angels in Haiti &#8 wrote:
[...] The staff who give so tirelessly of themselves to care for our children.  Read here for Molly’s thoughts on that: http://godslittlestangelsinhaiti.org/kidzkorner/2011/06/rain-rain-go-away/ [...]

Mon, June 6, 2011 @ 5:33 PM

4. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
What an awesome Mothers Day celebration! There is so much love in GLA and so many are blessed by it. Now if only there was less rain and a bit less mud! praying for all ofyou

Mon, June 6, 2011 @ 10:31 PM

5. jill monarch wrote:
Love reading your blogs, I am in Colorado now for 2 months, sending dry sunshine your way.

Tue, June 7, 2011 @ 5:58 PM

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